Favorite Guitar Picks

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  1. yessuhr

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    I'll admit, I have a bit of a problem when it comes to picks, I want them all and I'm always changing my mind which one(s) I want to use. I hold my pick a little untraditionally(see picture below), so thickness doesn't really affect me the same way as when I used to try and hold it the "normal" way. I've always been a fan of having a pointed pick, can't use the rounded ones, and I learned back in the 90s, when I was at the Atlanta Institute of Music, that you can use any carpet to sharpen your picks.
    I've tried basically everything from Red Bear to Blue Chip, Hawk Picks, and everything Dunlop makes and everything in between. I currently am in love with Dunlop Flow picks, I like the 1.0, .88 and Petrucci ones the most at the moment, but I also love the Tortex Flex picks when I shape them to have a point.
    So what's your favorite pick?
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  2. goddot

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    I'm using the dunlop 500s 96 mm
     
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    Oh, nothing wrong with forward slant pick angle, you know. I hold the pick that way as well. Just came more naturally to me and the style I use.

    This sweet little take on the Jazz III is to die for, in my book. Less clicky yet quite quick nylon compound going into it makes it a more pleasant partner in crime than the regular J III, I think. The point of it is just heaven.
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    I dig them all as well but pretty set on stiffo or red jazz iii
     
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    Depends on what I'm doing. My go-to picks are .88 mm Tortex Triangle, 1.15 mm Ultex Triangle, and 2 mm Gator Grip. I have a lot of other picks too, but those are what I'm using the most these days.
     
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    Dunlop Flow picks are my current faves, but I recently got a sample of Tusq picks and I’m liking them too. A bit mellower than the flow, but nice feel on the strings.
     
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    V picks ...Screamer
     
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    Dunlop Ultex and Flow picks - .73, .88 & 1.0 are my favorites.
     
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    Regular shaped Fender. Heavy gauge.
     
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    Fender 351 Tortuga extra heavy.
     
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    The light gray Jim Dunlop USA Nylon 0.60mm.

    Though I mainly use my fingers.
     
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    Tortex Green .88's for me! Most brands make their own version that tend to be pretty much the same as dunlops. So when I see a pack of Boss, Fender, Clayton, D'andrea, and Dunlop I'll snatch them up so I have a bunch.

    I've gotten to the point where it's the only kind of pick I like to use. Mostly because the texture and how it rubs against the string, I've gotten used to that and I have no interest in changing!
     
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    Dunlop Jazz III 1.14 mm are my favourite.
     
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    1. EJ Jazz III
    2. Bluechip TAD 50/60
    3. Dunlop Primetone 1.3 in the TAD shape
     
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    I've tried many types from almost every maker but always keep going back to the ones that were my favorite very early on in my playing years and now a days are the only ones I will use, none other than Dunlop Tortex, specifically the trusty little yellow turtle .73mm and recently also the newer Flex & Wedge of the same size as well as the Dunlop Gator Grips .71mm. Only the standard tip, tried the sharp and jazz ones, but nope, the standard does it for me.
     
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    I <heart> Ultex Jazz llls.
     
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    For flattops, I use a Primetone 1.5, or a Pro Plec 1.5 for general unmiced environments, a .73 Dunlop Nylon for Irish, a Wegen 3mm for jazz Manouche, I use a .73 Dunlop nylon for irish banjo, and a Dawg pick or Pro Plec 1.5 for mandolin. Oh, and I use Fender or Gibson thins for electric, combined with 2nd and 3rd fingers, and use thinner picks for acoustics with pickups. I've got tons of picks, and carry an assortment at all times - it really makes a difference for the style of music.
     
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    Primetone Standard .88 or Flow 1.0. The .88 Flows just feel thinner to me for some reason.
     
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